May 13, 2019

INUVIK, NT – Annika Trimble, Outreach Coordinator at the Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC) with Aurora Research Institute (ARI), was awarded a ‘Making a Difference’ award from the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) annual conference on May 10th. Each year CASC recognizes outstanding people, programs and exhibits in Canada’s science centres, museums, aquariums and planetariums. Annika shares her passion for science with the public by developing culturally sensitive programs that merge science and traditional knowledge. Her school outreach includes hands-on interactive lessons aimed at increasing interest and improving knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects. Students have the opportunity to participate in engaging STEM lessons and use some of the latest technologies in education, such as coding and 3D design and printing. In the past year, Annika organized and delivered over 140 outreach programs in the schools reaching almost 3000 students in the Beaufort Delta region.

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Aurora Research Institute (ARI) is the research division of Aurora College.  The mandate of ARI is to improve the quality of life for residents of the Northwest Territories by applying scientific, technological and Indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems and advance social and economic goals. To achieve this mandate ARI conducts, supports, and licenses research throughout the NWT.  ARI is headquartered in Inuvik, and has regional research centres in Inuvik, Yellowknife and Fort Smith.

For more information, please contact:
Jayne Murray
Manager, Communications & College Relations
Aurora College
Phone: 867-872-7021